Melted Crayon Heart on Canvas

I’ve been looking for some fun art to create for Valentine’s day and thought it would be cool to work with crayons after seeing so many amazing melted crayon pieces over the past few months.

Melted crayons can create some beautiful pieces and there’s so many ways to get creative with colors.

I decided to make a melted crayon heart on canvas using a rainbow of colors for a more vibrant, colorful look!

melted crayon heart art



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Step 1. Before starting, you’ll want to cover up the floor and work space where the melted crayon could splatter. I used trash bags.

Now to get the crayons and heart centered, sketch out a heart pattern. I traced a paper heart onto the canvas and then gathered my crayons.


Step 2. Arrange the crayons around the heart to determine the exact placement they’ll need to be glued to. I used about 40 crayons. This part was a little trickier than it looked, since the spacing took some time to get right.


Step 3. Hot glue each crayon to the canvas along the outline of the heart you drew.


Step 4. This is where the magic happens. Grab a blow dryer and set it on high heat. Apply the air to the crayons working from the middle down to the tip. It may take some experimenting, but after a few minutes the crayons will start melting. I melted the crayons at various angles to get an array of splatters. Note: This step will take some patience. You’ll need about 1 hour of uninterrupted time to complete the entire project. I had to spread out the melting over a couple of days since I only had so much time.

melted crayon

The end result will be a beautiful melted crayon masterpiece you can share with a loved one or use to decorate your home.

melted crayon heart

Melt crayons with a blowdryer to create a beautiful art piece or decor for Valentine's Day!

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  1. Love this! My kid went on a spree of these and made some really beautiful ones, but I like the idea of the different shapes (her’s were lined up across the top and melting down over various things).

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  2. This turned out AWESOME! Shared it on FB :)
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  3. I tried to do something like this and I just can’t seem to figure it out. Yours looks so good!:)
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  4. what?!?! that looks awesome! Haydan would LOVE this.

  5. For some reason when I see these I think of all the pinterest ‘fail’ versions.. since I KNOW that is how mine would turn out!! haha!
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  6. I love melted crayon art. I’ve wanted to try it for a long time but never got around to you. I think this is going to be my next project. You did a great job, it’s so pretty!
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  7. This is so creative, I have never seen anything like it.
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  8. I have done this with my kids just not with a heart design. Love it!
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  9. Mind blown. This is gorgeous. I can neither confirm nor deny possibly stealing this idea in the future….
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  10. I love, love, love this! You make it look so easy! Stopping by from Skip the Housework linky party and sharing on Pinterest, Google+, Facebook and Twitter.
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  11. The I have been wanting to do this for a long time. Looks great.

  12. Hi Ann, thanks for this post. Colors are so important and wonderful. As being a Synesthet – I see colors when I hear words and numbers – my life is made of colors. I always think everybody should live in colors like I do. Thanks for sharing these thoughts.

  13. This art project would have been perfect for our “We Heart Art’ Valentines Party! Great job with the tutorial!

    Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing on Show Me Saturday. Hope to see you again this weekend!
    ~ Ashley
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  14. This is beautiful! I’ve given melted crayon art a try before but I’m afraid I don’t have the patience, lol! Guess I’ll just have to admire your awesome masterpiece then! 😉


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